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Craig Brewer (HUSTLE AND FLOW, BLACK SNAKE MOAN) has signed a deal to write and direct the action-comedy MOTHER TRUCKER. The film is described as an updated take on SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT and I have to ask that if you're going to do an updated take on SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, why not just make a SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT remake? This film though, which is based on a Maxim article written by Steven Russell, follows a man who escapes from jail, carjacks a tractor trailer and hightails it with the police quickly making chase. Brewer sold his pitch for the film to New Regency (MARLEY & ME) and will begin working on the script. There's no word yet on whether TRUCKER would be a SMOKEY-esque period piece or would take place in the modern day (trucking culture just isn't as prevalent now as it was in the 70s when it was practically a genre all to itself). Brewer has taken his time developing his next project since 2006's MOAN and wanted to try to find something that stayed within his signature style but was slightly more commercial than either of his earlier films. No word on when filming might begin.

Extra Tidbit: If you want a good trucker movie, check out Patrick Swayze in BLACK DOG.
Source: THR

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4:55PM on 01/13/2009

Ernest Borgnine Rocks As Well

Convoy rocks. That's it, thats all that needs to be said. Not Peckinpah's finest, but it's up there with "Bring Me The Head..." and "Wild Bunch" Ali McGraw was much sexier in it than "The Getaway" and the first thing that comes to mind when I think Kris Kristofferson is "Rubber Duck".....
that and "Whistler"....before Blade 3.

That being said, Craig Brewer doing a trucker movie? Fried gold.
Convoy rocks. That's it, thats all that needs to be said. Not Peckinpah's finest, but it's up there with "Bring Me The Head..." and "Wild Bunch" Ali McGraw was much sexier in it than "The Getaway" and the first thing that comes to mind when I think Kris Kristofferson is "Rubber Duck".....
that and "Whistler"....before Blade 3.

That being said, Craig Brewer doing a trucker movie? Fried gold.
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2:56PM on 01/13/2009
"If you're going to do an updated take on SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, why not just make a SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT remake?"

Oh my God, did joblo just SUGGEST a remake?

Let the hatin' begin in 5,4,3,2,1...
"If you're going to do an updated take on SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, why not just make a SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT remake?"

Oh my God, did joblo just SUGGEST a remake?

Let the hatin' begin in 5,4,3,2,1...
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2:21PM on 01/13/2009
I haven't seen Convoy, but I have seen Black Dog and that movie's not underrated at all. And by not underrated at all I mean I thought it kind of sucked. And by I thought it kind of sucked I mean it's the kind of movie where you watch five minutes of it and you're reminded "oh yeah, this is why Patrick Swayze doesn't have a career in hollywood anymore". And by Patrick Swayze doesn't have a career in hollywood anymore I mean he's been reduced to starring in some lame cop show for the A&E network
I haven't seen Convoy, but I have seen Black Dog and that movie's not underrated at all. And by not underrated at all I mean I thought it kind of sucked. And by I thought it kind of sucked I mean it's the kind of movie where you watch five minutes of it and you're reminded "oh yeah, this is why Patrick Swayze doesn't have a career in hollywood anymore". And by Patrick Swayze doesn't have a career in hollywood anymore I mean he's been reduced to starring in some lame cop show for the A&E network because he can't get a gig at one of the major networks or even one of the respectable cable outlets like FX. And by one of the respectable cable outlets, I am indeed implying that A&E is not among said outlets (although it used to be, that time has unfortunately long since passed). And by that time has long since passed I mean I'm finally done talking.
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2:21PM on 01/13/2009
Double post, whaaaaaaat?
Double post, whaaaaaaat?
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10:34AM on 01/13/2009
Convoy and Black Dog are way underrated.
Convoy and Black Dog are way underrated.
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9:22AM on 01/13/2009

Pigpen this here's rubber duck and we're about to put the hammer down!

Where's the love for "Convoy"?
Where's the love for "Convoy"?
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